Following Davi Millsaps’ retirement, Justin Barcia has been given the full time gig at factory Yamaha, after only initially having a contract for the first six races.
Barcia is showing the best and most consistent form of his career, lying third in the 450 supercross championship and in title contention, has had his deal extended for the rest of the 2018 supercross series and the 2018 US Nationals.
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@justinbarcia, who is currently ranked third in the 2018 @monsterenergy @supercrosslive Championship, has officially joined the Yamaha family for the remainder of the 2018 Supercross season, and the 2018 AMA @promotocross Championship. Welcome to the Yamaha family Bam Bam…officially. ⠀ ⠀ “When I first threw my leg over the 2018 factory YZ450F, I knew that I had a weapon with which to go for the Championship. I'm just super-happy and grateful to be with Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing, and I’m glad that it’s now full steam ahead for the rest of the supercross season and through the motocross season, as well. I get along really well with everyone on the team, and knowing that I have the best team behind me gives me a ton of confidence!” – J. Barcia ⠀ ⠀ “We’re delighted to extend Justin’s contract through the completion of both the 2018 supercross and motocross seasons. Justin’s results aboard the all-new 2018 YZ450F have been as great as we hoped they would be. We knew when we signed him to the original six-race deal and saw how well he rode the new bike in testing, that it was the start of something special. We believe in Justin, and all of us at Yamaha are looking forward to his continued success with our factory team.” – Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for YMUS. ⠀ ⠀ (Link in Bio) #yamaha #bLUcRU #supercross #supercrosslive #sx #dropthegate #motocross #promotocross #thisismoto #realracing #sx #victorYZone #yz450f